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DuckTales – Let’s Get Dangerous!

by Alan Rapp on October 20, 2020

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DuckTales - Let's Get Dangerous! television review

With more than a few nods and winks to the original Darkwing Duck cartoon, the rebooted DuckTales brings back Drake Mallard (Chris Diamantopoulos) as Scrooge (David Tennant) and his nephews travel to St. Canard to check out the invention of Taurus Bulba (James Monroe Iglehart). As in “Darkly Dawns the Duck,” Bulba wants to use the invention (this version pulls in matter from alternate dimensions) for his own fiendish plans. Standing in his way is the granddauther of Bulba’s missing partner, Gosalyn Waddlemeyer (Stephanie Beatriz).

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Darkwing Duck – Apes of Wrath

by Alan Rapp on October 13, 2020

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Darkwing Duck - Apes of Wrath television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to crime-ridden streets of St. Canard and a hero who flaps in the night. When anthropologist Beatrice Bruté (Victoria Carroll) disappears, SHUSH sends Darkwing Duck (Jim Cummings), Launchpad (Terence McGovern), and Gosalyn (Christine Cavanaugh) to Africa. Attacked by gorillas, who Goaslyn gets kidnapped by when one of her many gorilla traps backfire (the others all lead to a large amount of head trauma Darkwing suffers in this episode), Darkwing eventually finds Bruté. The scientist wasn’t kidnapped, instead she chose to live with the gorillas and fight weapon smuggler Major Trenchrot (Charlie Adler) who wants to create a vacation spot for criminal under the guise of a banana plantation.

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  • Title: Darkwing Duck – Night of the Living Spud
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Darkwing Duck - Night of the Living Spud television review

Throwback Thursday takes us back to crime-ridden streets of St. Canard and a hero who flaps in the night. “Night of the Living Spud” offers the return of Bushroot (Tino Insana) whose attempts to grow a girlfriend go wrong (in a fun homage to Young Frankenstein as Bushroot’s assistant accidentally breaks the crucial ingredient and substitutes whatever else he can find). The result is a vampire potato that turns its victims, including the Muddlefoots and Launchpad (Terence McGovern), into potato-hungry zombies (and literally couch potatoes). The episode is framed by Darkwing Duck (Jim Cummings) telling the story to a group of scouts not all that helpful in getting our hero out of the woods and features Darkwing’s troubles with the country locals who initially mistake our hero for the vampire (a misunderstanding he’ll turn to his advantage as the episode comes to a close).

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Darkwing Duck – Getting Antsy

by Alan Rapp on July 14, 2020

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Darkwing Duck - Getting Antsy television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to crime-ridden streets of St. Canard and a hero who flaps in the night. After a hard night crimefighting, an exhausted Darkwing Duck (Jim Cummings) takes Gosalyn (Christine Cavanaugh) for a few rounds of minature golf only to be shrunk to the size of Lilliput (Frank Welker) who has been shrinking buildings all over town to add them to the course. Using his helmet to communicate, the villain has ants steal the various locales and break into the miniaturized vaults allowing him to expand the treasures back to normal size.

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  • Title: Darkwing Duck – Beauty and the Beet
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Darkwing Duck - Beauty and the Beet television review

Throwback Thursday takes us back to crime-ridden streets of St. Canard and a hero who flaps in the night. Framed as through the lens of Darkwing Duck (Jim Cummings) digging into his old case files, “Beauty and the Beet” offers the origins of Bushroot (Tino Insana) from scientist to a half-plant hybrid. Fired from St. Canard University, Dr. Bushroot attempts to prove the worth of his research concerning human photosynthesis by experimenting on himself (which turns out to have unexpected consequences).

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